Hot Links: Teen Birth Way Up In Arizona; Arpaio Pimps Reality Show With Conan O'Brien; Criminal Probe Starts Over Missing Chandler Architect

All that abstinence education, and no abstinence: Arizona teen birth rates are skyrocketing. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio appears on Late Night With Conan O'Brien to market a Fox reality show -- news reports focused on the "sign of the apocalypse" quote by O'Brien, but the interview was lightweight and boring. A Chandler architect goes out for an ATV ride in his northern Arizona home and disappears without a trace, but this might be no accident -- police have launched a criminal probe. In the far reaches of tony north Scottsdale, crime rears its ugly head: A homeowner answers his door and gets shot in the chest. Did the state's mental health care provider do everything right in the case of the man accused of beating two kids to death with a bat? State investigators say they'll find out. Speaking of that ugly case -- another boy from the same school district was hit by a truck and killed yesterday while crossing the street, stunning the west side community. Mormon temples supposedly raise property values -- guess it depends where they're built. Who says there's no culture in the Valley? Queen Creek just opened an indoor roller hockey and soccer facility.  


Teen birth rates way up in Arizona


Sheriff pimps reality show on Late Night With Conan O'Brien







Cops open criminal probe in disappearance of Mark Irby, Chandler architect


Scottsdale man opens front door, gets shot in chest




State to review Magellan health services provider's handling of suspected child killer


9-year-old boy crossing street in Phoenix killed by passing truck





Indoor soccer and roller hockey facility opens in Queen Creek

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Ray Stern has worked as a newspaper reporter in Arizona for more than two decades. He's won numerous awards for his reporting, including the Arizona Press Club's Don Bolles Award for Investigative Journalism.